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Tuition and Fees

​Main Campus Undergraduate Tuition

​​About 20,000 students a year pursue their future at CMU — including preserving the Earth’s resources, starting businesses, teaching our nation’s youth, and treating and preventing disease.

Central Michigan University has earned distinction as a Carnegie doctoral/research university, known for the research opportunities it gives even to undergraduate students. We offer approximately 200 undergraduate programs led by expert faculty.

Lower level (less than 56 credit hours)

 Per Credit HourPer Semester*Per Year*
U.S. resident tuition$425
$6,375
$12,750
International tuition$789
$11,835$23,670

*Based on a 15-credit-hour per semester load
The international rate applies to students who are not eligible for the U.S. resident tuition rates, as outlined by the CMU Resident Status Policy.

Note: The president may vary these tuition rates according to cohorts, markets, programs, locations, or terms of contracts.

Upper level (56 credit hours or more)

 Per Credit HourPer Semester*Per Year*
U.S. resident tuition$450
$6,750
$13,500
International tuition$815
$12,225$24,450

*Based on a 15-credit-hour per semester load
The international rate applies to students who are not eligible for the U.S. resident tuition rates, as outlined by the CMU Resident Status Policy.

Note: The president may vary these tuition rates according to cohorts, markets, programs, locations, or terms of contracts.

Continuing students**

 Per Credit HourPer Semester*Per Year*
U.S. resident tuition$445
$6,675
$13,350
International tuition$789
$11,835$23,670

*Based on a 15-credit-hour per semester load
**These rates apply to students who matriculated before August 3, 2019.

The international rate applies to students who are not eligible for the U.S. resident tuition rates, as outlined by the CMU Resident Status Policy.
Note: The president may vary these tuition rates according to cohorts, markets, programs, locations, or terms of contracts.


Main Campus Graduate Tuition

With a graduate degree, you’ll open doors for yourself. Along the way, you can apply for fellowships, pursue assistantships, and talk with a graduate counselor or adviser about work study opportunities. Many corporations and organizations also help pay for their employees to pursue advanced degrees.

 Master's/Specialist
(per credit hour)
Doctoral
(per credit hour)
U.S. resident tuition*$682​$778
International tuition​$850​$940

* This applies to all graduate students who are U.S. residents. This does not apply to specialty programs with unique tuition rates.
The international rate applies to students who are not eligible for the U.S. resident tuition rates, as outlined by the CMU Resident Status Policy.
Note: The president may vary these tuition rates according to cohorts, markets, programs, locations, or terms of contracts.